medical: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (med'i-kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the science or practice of medicine: medical history; medical treatment.
  2. curative; medicinal; therapeutic: medical properties.
  3. pertaining to or requiring treatment by other than surgical means.
  4. pertaining to or giving evidence of the state of one's health: a medical discharge from the army; a medical examination.
  1. something done or received in regard to the state of one's health, as a medical examination.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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